Vinoo Varghese Principal Attorney
The son of a nurse and cab driver, Vinoo Varghese got into a lot of fights growing up in Queens, so he learned martial arts to successfully defend himself and others from bullies.
Vinoo Varghese is known as a giant slayer because he takes on trials and appeals other lawyers won’t and wins. Yet, he prides himself on the fact that he has convinced many prosecutors to end cases against his clients without charges or gaining public attention, thus allowing his clients to resume their lives. Varghese is the authority in white collar and criminal defense.
Recognized as one of the nation’s foremost criminal legal experts, Varghese is a regular guest commentator on CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, BBC, CTV, i24 Israel, Sky News Arabia, AP TV, and The Today Show Australia. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Law Journal, and Law360 have quoted him multiple times for his vigorous advocacy of clients. Vanity Fair had Varghese fact check Hollywood scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street to Billions. The New York Daily News, New York Post, and New York Law Journal have published his op-eds highlighting prosecutorial abuses in the cases of O.J. Simpson, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and the Central Park “Karen.”
Varghese is a member of the Forbes Business Council and the Entrepreneurs Organization and has been included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list for seven consecutive years. He has been named a Super Lawyer for the past six years and Martindale-Hubbell has rated him as AV Preeminent for four straight years. Earlier in his career, the New York Law Journal recognized him as a Rising Star.
Harvard Law School, Cardozo Law School, and the New York City Law Department have tapped Varghese to teach trial advocacy. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, New York University, and Chaminade High School. In 2000, Varghese began his career as a prosecutor and in 2006, he founded Varghese & Associates, P.C., a white-collar and criminal defense firm dedicated to helping clients across America resume their lives.